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Let's just say i won't like to bump into Chocsosa in an alley on a wet and windy night ;)

 

Are you kidding? He looks like the nicest dude. He'd carry you to safety!

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Let's just say i won't like to bump into Chocsosa in an alley on a wet and windy night ;)

I totally would...though I would absolutely need a step stool for a chance to land a jab to the head haha.

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Let's just say i won't like to bump into Chocsosa in an alley on a wet and windy night wink.gif

Don't worry - Chocsosa lives in CA's Central Valley - no chance of wet weather this summer . . . .
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Originally Posted by justridiculous View Post
 

 

Are you kidding? He looks like the nicest dude. He'd carry you to safety!

I am pretty tame...maybe not so much as a younger 20 year old (crazy times and rougher environments) but now in my later 30's I pretty much am, I promise, lol...

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Let's just say i won't like to bump into Chocsosa in an alley on a wet and windy night ;)


I think everyone should stay away from an alley on a wet and windy night :)

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Don't worry - Chocsosa lives in CA's Central Valley - no chance of wet weather this summer . . . .


aint that the trusth UPR! Moving from the east coast 5 years ago where it rains incessantly in the spring to Cali where we are lucky if it rains out here more than 5 times a year is just crazy to me..

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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post
 

I totally would...though I would absolutely need a step stool for a chance to land a jab to the head haha.

Hey we had a guy on my college team at the time who was 7"4...I came to his sternum...so in reality am I really that tall? lol

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Well, with chocsosa and some of the asian posters on here, we can average out to some normal sized humans.

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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post
 

Hey we had a guy on my college team at the time who was 7"4...I came to his sternum...so in reality am I really that tall? lol

Let's put it this way: you're not NOT that tall lol.

 

Of course all things are relative, but I think it's safe to say you're a good deal taller than most fellas here.

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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post


While current and next generations continue to evolve, some of the fits currently mocked by the mothballs will be deemed "dated", or "Old", or "Classic menswear" by the common folk some time from now. - Understand, Classic menswear as a side of the forum was perhaps not intended to shut down the stylish evolution of menswear.

Some looks are timeless. And a new, original Timeless look is created each and everyday.

"Style is self expression"

Edit: @LA Guy
  beat me to it.
Timeless does not exist. Any fit older than a century or so would look like a costume from a film set or something. Some stuff just has a longer expiry date than other stuff. The more 'stylish' or 'fashionable' a fit is the shorter its lifespan. The concept that classic menswear is subject to change had previously occurred to me. Changes in style, to me, are things like going from narrow lapels to wide ones, from structured shoulders to natural ones or opting for a 3 roll 2 instead of a 3-button jacket. Buying a jacket a size too small is a fashion statement rather than a change in style imo. I blame the pittipeacocks, industry backing them and the gullible consumers.

"Style is self expression" indeed, but it isn't a free-pass to break all the rules 'to express your inner self'. Not in classic menswear at least, this isn't fashion.

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If your fits aren't hit and miss, you ain't stylish, or learning a damned thing.
You contradict yourself. If your fits aren't hit and miss you are evolving with your time (thus learning) without going to extremes.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

It's only called "classic menswear" because we couldn't think of something better.  It was originally "mens clothing" which is about as broad as you can get.

I think that a personal preference for classic proportions is fine and dandy, but to not accept that there are other, perfectly valid, ways of interpreting classical pieces, is rather myopic.

I'm not sure I love the examples shown either, but imo, some of the criticisms are offbase.

I hope you aren't implying that I am intolerant of anything other than classic proportions?
I am perfectly happy with members' interpretations of classic pieces which often suit today's image better than the classic original. Its just that the modern interpretation isn't classic. Fashionable iGentry is fine but should be seen separate from classic menswear. It isn't classic menswear. That was my original point. I understand the problem with naming the topic though.

-edit-
classical -> classic.
Not my first language, soz.
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Agreed, but...

...this is classic menswear.
It's only called "classic menswear" because we couldn't think of something better.  It was originally "mens clothing" which is about as broad as you can get.

I think that a personal preference for classic proportions is fine and dandy, but to not accept that there are other, perfectly valid, ways of interpreting classical pieces, is rather myopic.

I'm not sure I love the examples shown either, but imo, some of the criticisms are offbase.

This notion that MC only likes staid, "classic" looks is beyond bullshit. A slew of peacocks with bold color combinations, patterns, fits, cuts, proportions have come through here and gotten love.

Which are the criticisms that are off-base? As far as I can tell, there's really only the one criticism: His shit is waaaaaaay too tight. The buttons on his shirt are straining. The sleeves are gathered/stacked at every joint. Same for the legs. What is the "perfectly valid" archetype for this look? Where is this magical land where this look is prized? I doubt there's any sub-forum of StyFo where he can post these pictures and not get similar feedback.

He's free to post wherever he wants, of course, but if he keeps posting in this thread, he will continue to receive the critique that he's gotten since he first started posting here.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

It's only called "classic menswear" because we couldn't think of something better.  It was originally "mens clothing" which is about as broad as you can get.

 

I think that a personal preference for classic proportions is fine and dandy, but to not accept that there are other, perfectly valid, ways of interpreting classical pieces, is rather myopic.

 

I'm not sure I love the examples shown either, but imo, some of the criticisms are offbase.


You couldn't think of "tailored clothing" as a title?

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Originally Posted by 9thsymph View Post
 


You couldn't think of "tailored clothing" as a title?

We toyed with it, but decided that we needed "menswear" in the title, or "mens' clothing" since we get enough messages asking us about womenwear already.

 

I thought of "tailored mens' clothing", but it was mouthful, and also hard to put on the nav bar.  "Tailored menswear" just sounded wrong to me.  Maybe we'll do some A/B Testing and see if one of these terms gets more traction than Classic menswear.

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